For most vegetarians, knowing where to grab the best egg salad sandwiches in town is a must. Carbs, protein, and the occasional veggies are a great lunch on the go, and if you’re lucky, they’re sometimes big enough for two meals.
Take the overstuffed version from Rubin’s. Packed to overflowing with nothing but the best kosher egg salad Brookline has to offer, it’s hard to find a better deal on such an enormous NY-style sandwich. The Rubin’s style salad can also be picked up any time from their deli, made fresh and for sale by the pound.
If you find yourself in Cambridge, we go with the overwhelming recommendations and point you in the direction of Darwin’s Ltd. Right outside Harvard Square, this little cafe and grocery has free wifi and pretty crazy made-to-order sandwiches, including a strange but delicious variety of our pal, egg salad. We admit this is a non-conformist choice, but we love the topping selection (avocado!) and the slightly vinegary mix of egg and…something else? We can’t be sure about anything but the good price and the way it this sandwich can calm our craving.
We also recommend heading a bit further north, halfway to Arlington, and stopping by Pemberton Farms. Known for the lush garden center, Pemberton also has a fully stocked deli and though their egg salad isn’t available every day, it is consistently some of the best we’ve found. Get it to go on marble rye with tomato. Outstanding.